Concerned Citizen

Savannah, GA

#1 Sep 12, 2013
Apparently 2 out of 3 of Savannah's landfills are almost full. Is the answer really more landfills? Or could our construction and demolition waste be recycled?
Old Savannah

Savannah, GA

#2 Sep 12, 2013
I believe there is a place on Louisville road the takes construction and demolition waste for practically nothing compared to the landfill. But some Haulers like Atlantic Waste don't take there trash there because they're trying to run the owner out of business, take the land, and build a transfer station for their landfill waste. Pretty gross.
Alias

Savannah, GA

#3 Sep 12, 2013
There's a place on Louisville Rd., Green Acres, they accept mixed construction waste straight off jobs. I recently had a conversation with owner about what they do because my husband & I were recently renovating our home downtown & the contractor has just been tossing everything in the City dumpster he ordered out front. I was shocked to here that the City & County don't support this facility at all even though they have been made aware of its existence. How can we as a community say our mission is to make Savannah the greenest City in the state & landfill trash that could go elsewhere? I wanted & tried to recycle our Construction waste at their facility. Unfortunately, it was buried in the City landfill & we were billed the same price we couldve recycled it for. Next time I do anything I plan to use the hauling company suggested to us by Green Acres.
Greenwise

Savannah, GA

#4 Sep 12, 2013
I've heard that Nature's Calling (originally from SC) takes to the recycling facility (Green Acres) so we plan to use them for our building projects! They're even taking Skidaway Island projects they told me!
LowCountryBroil

Savannah, GA

#5 Sep 12, 2013
It's pretty scary to think that contractors can request to have their trash recycled only to have a hauler like Atlantic Waste take it to the landfill.
Marshlander314

Savannah, GA

#6 Sep 12, 2013
Probably needs to be a mandate for this stuff to get recycled. Just sayin'
Custom Homebuilder 101

Savannah, GA

#7 Sep 12, 2013
As a long time custom homebuilder for years I've had trouble making heads or tails of my hauling invoices. After a conversation with Lauren over at Green Acres I switched all my business over to Waste Pro & setup a credit card account with Green Acres directly. Waste Pro charges me $150-200 to haul. Then I pay Green Acres for exactly what my can weighs. So now I'm saving $$$ & recycling...kinda crazy
Alias

Savannah, GA

#8 Sep 13, 2013
Custom Homebuilder 101 wrote:
As a long time custom homebuilder for years I've had trouble making heads or tails of my hauling invoices. After a conversation with Lauren over at Green Acres I switched all my business over to Waste Pro & setup a credit card account with Green Acres directly. Waste Pro charges me $150-200 to haul. Then I pay Green Acres for exactly what my can weighs. So now I'm saving $$$ & recycling...kinda crazy
In the past, Waste Pro had put a sour taste in my mouth but I've heard they have a sharp new manager. Maybe I'll check back in with them because this sounds like a good way to know your being dealt with fairly.
SouthFL

Decatur, GA

#9 Sep 13, 2013
@Marshlander - I agree. Where I'm from there are both County & City mandates & people feel obligated to do what's right because they actually are! I'm surprised there's a facility here but even more shocked to here it's not surviving without being supported by local governments
Trees B Me

Savannah, GA

#10 Oct 3, 2013
You mean to tell me that we're running out of room at the landfill? Thought we were the greenest city...or somethin'...?
nautical1

Savannah, GA

#11 Jan 15, 2014
We just expanded a subdivision & let Green Acres deal with the waste they contracted everything thru one of their many haulers. As someone who has built for years I was shocked that recycling actually saved me money. Apparently they bid all the haulers against one another to see who wants the work the most. We got better service & saved money - what's to boot? I'll be relying solely on them moving forward. This is the way of the future & it's here.
Savannah Builder

Savannah, GA

#12 Jan 29, 2014
Just started using Green Acres and am delighted. Trucks are in and out in under 5 minutes and I'm saving money on tires that run on concrete at GA rather than puncturing waste at the landfill. Welcome GA! Good to have you in the area!
Gulfstream-or-bu st

Savannah, GA

#13 May 12, 2014
I work for Gulfstream and we recently used Green Acres Recycling (in part, because of seeing this thread) on a recent construction project to see how they stacked up on service, costs, etc. We typically would separate materials on site that we need could be recycled then contracted a hauler to remove our waste.

Seeing is believing - Green Acres didn't ask us to separating anything on site! We got better service than working with most haulers direct and cut our waste management costs exponentially. By eliminating the need of multiple cans, and avoiding labor and time costs associated with separating on site the project was completed weeks ahead of schedule and we saved a substantial amount of $$$$. Green Acres is the way to go - they recycled more waste than we were capable and provided us accurate documentation of everything.
pricematters

Savannah, GA

#14 Mar 13, 2015
On our latest renovation project we decided to get hauling quotes to either landfill or send waste to Green Acres from four different hauling companies. All of the haulers except one provided us lower bids to send our waste to be recycled at Green Acres rather than landfilled. The lowest bid we received was thru a company called Nature's Calling. They provided us great service and hauled all our scrap materials to Green Acres. Nice to know it cost less than landfilling to recycle as one hauler tried to up charge for the service. I will more than likely use Nature's Calling in the future.

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